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Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this Weekend

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Dinosaur Safari

WHEN: Apr. 11 - Oct. 30, Mondays-Fridays, 10am-5pm; Weekends and Holidays, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Dinosaur Safari is returning with MORE dinosaurs than ever before in a new experience that will immerse visitors in a recreation of a world that disappeared millions of years ago. WANT TO GO? $41.95; $36.95 seniors 65 and older; $31.95 children 3-12; free for children 2 and younger. 718-220-5100.
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The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

WHEN: Sep. 16 - Nov. 20, See website for schedule
WHERE: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 South Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack. WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $24; free admission for children 2 and younger and members. 914-366-6900.
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Fall-O-Ween

WHEN: Sep. 17 - Oct. 31, Tuesdays-Sundays, 10am-6pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join NYBG for special weekends of pumpkin parades, pumpkin carving face-offs, costumes, food, fall foliage, and more.  WANT TO GO? $15-$28. 718-817-8700.
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The Legend: Cirque Performance

WHEN: Sep. 23 - Oct. 16, Fridays, 7pm; Saturdays, 2pm and 7pm; Sundays, 2pm and 7:30pm
WHERE: Westchester Circus Arts at the Village of Sleepy Hollow, 60 Continental Street, Sleepy Hollow, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: See this Cirque adaptation of Washington Irving's iconic ghost story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" with narration by Washington Irving himself, in hologram form! WANT TO GO? $30 when purchased online; $40 at the door. 914-275-5711.
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Bedford's TriFesta FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 24, 3:30-8pm
WHERE: Bedford Hills Memorial Park, 60 Haines Road, Bedford Hills, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The hamlets of Bedford Hills, Bedford Village, and Katonah come together for live music, kids entertainment, food trucks, fun, and more!

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Bronx Night Market FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 24, 1-7pm
WHERE: Fordham Plaza , 1 Fordham Plaza , Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Come out to the largest family friendly foodie celebration in the Bronx complet with food vendors, kid zone, education booths, and more.  WANT TO GO?
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Family Art Project: Tiny Terrariums

WHEN: Sep. 24 - 25, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, 4900 Independence Ave., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Create your very own mini terrarium in a glass jar. Craft a small world to nurture a little succulent through the winter. Add layers of natural materials to your take-home nursery. Registration not required. Questions? Please email us at [email protected] or call 718.549.3200 x251. Please note the following important COVID-related information to ensure everyone?s safety if we move inside: Approximately nine families will be able to participate at a time, based on the time each family arrives. If capacity is full when you arrive, you will be provided with a "come back" card so you will have first entry for the next session. Each family will receive its own set of materials and cleaning will happen in between seating participants. Unvaccinated visitors are encouraged to wear a mask inside. Wave Hill House is accessible to all visitors. The building is located along a paved route with moderate changes in grade.

WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for members. 718-549-3200.
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Hudson Valley Irish Fest FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 24, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Peekskill Riverfront Green Park, 50 Hudson Avenue, Peekskill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Enjoy Irish Music and Step Dancing on the beautiful banks of the Hudson River just steps away from Metro North Peekskill Station! 

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Even More Weekend Fun

Mommy & Me: Animal Kingdom (Morning)

WHEN: Apr. 8 - Sep. 30, Fridays, 10am
WHERE: Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Come with your child every Friday to make a new animal friend! WANT TO GO? $10. 914-666-8448.
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Mommy & Me: Animal Kingdom (Afternoon)

WHEN: Apr. 8 - Sep. 30, Fridays, 1pm
WHERE: Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Come with your child every Friday to make a new animal friend! WANT TO GO? $10. 914-666-8448.
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Bicycle Sundays FREE

WHEN: May. 1 - Oct. 2, Sundays, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Bronx River Parkway, Exit 22 at the Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Travel the parkway like never before- by foot, bike, skates, or scooters! WANT TO GO? 914-995-2000.
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Pup Park Sundays at The SoNo Collection FREE

WHEN: Jul. 10 - Sep. 25, Sundays, 11am-4pm *NO SESSION 7/24, 8/7, 8/28, 9/4, and 9/18*
WHERE: The SoNo Collection, 100 N. Water St., Norwalk, Connecticut
AGES: All
WHAT:

Get your furry friends together for a play date at The SoNo Collection's pop-up Pup Park on the beautiful rooftop SoNo Garden. Savor summer eats while your paw-some pups romp, run, and play. Visit The SoNo Collection's delicious restaurants and marketplace eateries, plus, discover a fun day filled with games, giveaways, photo opps, and more! It will be a paws-itively good time! Sundays,

WANT TO GO? 203-299-0701.
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Farm Market FREE

WHEN: Aug. 27 - Oct. 29, 9am-2pm
WHERE: John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay St., Katonah, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Shop from local farmers, bakers and craftsmen who provide a variety of fruit, organic produce, meats, fish, dairy products, baked goods and handcrafted products. WANT TO GO? 914-232-8119.
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Family Studio Art Workshop: Kaleidoscopic Vision

WHEN: Sep. 3 - 25, Saturdays and Sundays in September, 1-4pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Create your own handmade kaleidoscope using recycled paper rolls, flexible mirror sheets, straws, and markers. WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $10; $7 seniors 65 and older, students with valid ID; veterans; $6 ages 3-18. 914-963-4550.
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We Are Astronomers Planetarium Show

WHEN: Sep. 3 - 25, Saturdays and Sundays, 3:30pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

Discover how astronomers share knowledge and answer questions about the universe. Narrated by David Tennant, the “Tenth Doctor” in the British sci-fi series Doctor Who. Recommended for ages 8+; 25-minute show plus Q&A. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged. 

WANT TO GO? $16; $10 ages 3-18; $12 seniors and students. 914-963-4550.
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Grab & Go September Owl Craft FREE

WHEN: Sep. 15 - 30, Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am-6pm; Wednesdays-Saturdays, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave., Port Chester, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Sign up now in person or by phone for the Grab & Go September Owl Craft. Children will be given a bag with all of the pieces they need to make the craft. This program is sponsored by The Klein Foundation.

WANT TO GO? 914-939-6710 .
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

WHEN: Sep. 20 - 25, Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:05; Thursday, 7:15pm; Friday, 7:05pm; Saturday, 1:05pm; Sunday, 1:35pm
WHERE: Yankee Stadium, 1 E 161st St, Bronx, Bronx, New York
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join the New York Yankees to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at select games during the 2022 regular season. Fans who purchase through this offer will receive a special New York Yankees hat* with your choice of flag (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay or Venezuela). Each Group ticket also includes a regular sized hot dog and your first drink (a 12 oz. domestic beer for those 21 years of age or older with a valid ID, Pepsi product or Poland Spring bottled water). Please note that you must purchase a Special Event Ticket in order to have access to this exclusive offer.

WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $45. 866-800-1275.
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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester | Brick or Treat Presents: Monster Party

WHEN: Sep. 23 - Nov. 1, Mondays-Fridays, 12-5pm; Saturdays-Sundays, 10am-7pm
WHERE: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester , 39 Fitzgerald St., Yonkers, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Say Brick-or-Treat, as you get into the Halloween spirit with all types of spooky activities and a brand new 4D Halloween movie - The Great Monster Chase.  WANT TO GO? $29.99. 914-775-6015.
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Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch Weekend

WHEN: Sep. 24 - 25, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Greenwich Audubon Center, 613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, Connecticut
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate 50 Years of Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch with Live Raptor Shows, Hawk Identification Workshops and the spectacle of hundreds of migrating raptors! Greenwich Audubon Center is thrilled to announce a two-day celebration of the importance of birds of prey and their incredible migratory journeys. This event is a homage to the original Hawk Watch Weekend public events of the 1980s hosted at Greenwich Audubon Center. People of all ages will be able to enjoy meeting hawks & owls up close during Live Raptor Presentations by falconers & local wildlife rehabilitators as well as learn how to identify the dozens of species of migratory hawks, eagles, falcons and vultures over your heads during Raptor Identification Workshops. Attendees will be able to scan the skies at Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with staff & volunteer hawk counters as they point out raptors flying overhead. During this period of peak raptor migration the Center anticipates large numbers of species such as Bald Eagle, Osprey, Sharp-Shinned Hawk, American Kestral and on days of ideal weather thousands of Broad-Winged Hawks in a single day. Schedule of Events (There will be no other activities other than those listed below): Hawks in Flight Identification Workshop with Ryan MacLean – Sat & Sun 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Live Raptor Presentations – Sat & Sun 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. (See presenters below) Saturday, September 24th – Christine & Betsy Pereigne of Christine’s Critters Sunday, September 25th – Brian Bradley of Skyhunters in Flight Single Day Tickets MUST be purchased in advance through this online ticket sales page. Registration is required. Please register for the quantity of ALL members in your party. Upon arrival please check in at the entrance of Hawk Watch Lawn No food or drinks will be served at this event For questions, please contact Ryan MacLean at [email protected] or 203-930-1353 

WANT TO GO? $20; $10 children 12 and younger. 203-930-1353.
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 24, 11am
WHERE: Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage and Culture with live music, crafts, and refreshments. 

WANT TO GO? 914-232-3508.
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Run Wild

WHEN: Sep. 24 - Oct. 2, Saturday and Sundays, 9am-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Get ready to "Run Wild" at Greenburgh Nature Center this fall! Taking place over two consecutive weekends, Run Wild is a forest run and obstacle course where you and your family can enjoy some friendly competition while getting active out in nature. Run, crawl, jump and balance your way through a 1.25 mile course! Best for families with children ages 5-15. 

WANT TO GO? $25. 914-723-3470.
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Student Film Showcase FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 24, 4pm
WHERE: The Picture House Pelham , 175 Wolfs Lane, Village of Pelham, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Enjoy a program of short films made by students in The Picture House's camps and classes.

WANT TO GO? 914-738-3161.
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Family Day at The Picture House Bronxville FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 24, 9:30am
WHERE: The Picture House , 84 Kraft Ave. , Bronxville, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: A fun-filled program of short films and film-related activities for kids in grades K-5! WANT TO GO? 914-738-3161.
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Wellness Workshop: Reflections of the Human Heart

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 24, 1-3pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

Elementary-age children and their caregivers are invited to join art therapist Kit Demirdelen for the second in a series of five workshops, targeted to different audiences, that will explore the healing qualities of art and nature. This in-person workshop will start in the galleries with a close observation and guided discussion of how major artworks in the exhibition Cycles of Nature: Highlights from the Collections of the HRM and Art Bridges express emotion. Then, participants will create their own artwork in Greene Education Center, inspired by what they’ve seen and talked about. Various art materials will be available, from oil pastels to watercolor. This program will be followed by three on-site workshops on the following dates: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 1–3pm (for adults) Saturday, November 19, 2022, 1–3pm (for middle and high schoolers) Saturday, January 21, 2023, 1–3pm (for families) Image: George Wesley Bellows (American, 1882–1925). Evening Swell, 1911. Oil on canvas. On loan from Art Bridges (AB.2019.7). Support provided by Art Bridges. 

WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $10; $7 seniors 65 and older, students with valid ID; veterans; $6 ages 3-18. 914-963-4550.
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Oktoberfest FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 24, 1-5pm
WHERE: Kingsland Point Park, 299 Palmer Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Feast on German food and beer, dance to live Bavarian music, along with cider and hot chocolate for the younger set. Music and entertainment for all ages! WANT TO GO? 914-366-5109.
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Rosh Hashanah Services FREE

WHEN: Sep. 25 - 27, Evening services: 6:30pm; morning, 9:30am
WHERE: Chabad Jewish Center of Yorktown, 2629 Old Yorktown Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy an exciting children's program. Traditional services with contemporary messages. WANT TO GO? 914-962-1111.
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Looking for more events in your area? Search our comprehensive events calendar.

If you're like us, you love weekends because it's the time when you get to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a day trip to a nearby destination or are looking for things to do that are close to home in Westchester County. There’s lots to do this weekend with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more, so you're sure to find something to do that the whole family will love. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly (virtual and in-person) events happening in and around Westchester County, including family fun in Mamaroneck, White Plains, Scarsdale, South Salem, Yonkers, Valhalla, Hastings-on-Hudson, Katonah, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Tarrytown, Larchmont, Croton-on-Hudson, Pellham, Pleasantville, Bronx, and Peekskill. You can also check out our calendar for things to do each month, and for more fun in the New York area, visit our RocklandManhattanQueensBrooklyn, and Long Island weekend roundups!

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